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Taiwanese Apple suppliers grapple with India's COVID crisis

Foxconn and others repatriate workers amid safety concerns

Taiwanese Apple suppliers have been working to turn India into an alternative production base to China. (Source photos by Reuters and Nikkei)

TAIPEI -- Steven, a manager at a Taiwanese tech industrial park developer, touched down in Taipei on Saturday for the first time since being stationed in Bangalore more than a year and a half ago.

He was welcomed by a recently raised COVID-19 alert and a stint in quarantine hundreds of kilometers from his home -- but it was still better than the situation he had left behind.

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